After a lengthy bidding process, Sterling Heights City Council members voted and approved an eight-year waste hauling contract with Rizzo Environmental Services. Rizzo will begin trash pickup in May, replacing Waste Management’s current services.
City council members Brian Baker, Denice Gerstenberg and Jim Buhlinger reviewed submitted RFPs from Emterra Environmental USA, Waste Management and Rizzo before making their decision.
While Rizzo will take over the trash services next month, Waste Management is still under a subscription-based recycling contract with Sterling Heights until 2018. Rizzo will eventually take over those duties as well.
C & G News has the details:
After a months-long bidding process that frequently divided Sterling Heights City Council members, the council unanimously voted to approve a waste hauling contract April 5.
The council voted to pick Sterling Heights-based Rizzo Environmental Services as the city’s next contracted hauler for an eight-year term. The city approved the new partnership before Sterling Heights’ current waste hauling contract with Waste Management expires at the end of April. Rizzo is expected to start picking up Sterling Heights’ trash in May.